Hilton Worldwide celebrates sustainability with Earth Month
By Danielle Sendou Ringgit
March is designated as Earth Month at Hilton Worldwide and throughout the month, more than 4,600 of its properties across 102 countries organise various environmental celebrations to address climate change.
In conjunction with Earth Month, 85 students from four schools-SK St Joseph Kuching, SK Kampung Melayu, SK Buntal and St Michael Mongkos, Serian attended an Earth Hour Celebration at Hilton Kuching.
Organised by Hilton Kuching in collaboration with Soka Gakkai International, Trienekens and Kuching North City Commission (DBKU), the Earth Hour Celebration aimed to raise awareness within the youths and instill values of protecting the planet, communities and sustainable way of living.
“This year, Hilton Worldwide is expanding environmental celebrations to the full month of March, reinforcing the company’s commitment to addressing climate change and driving an even larger impact,” said general manager of Hilton Kuching, Jon Warmington.
According to Warmington, among other recent activities carried by the hotel during Earth Month include assisting the local Buntal fishing village community to set up a new classroom for children with special educational needs at SK Buntal.
Aside from that, the hotel also donated five desktop computers and writing desks, painted murals, and transformed the room into a conducive learning space that could benefit the special children at the Buntal fishing village.
During the event, the students listened to “Human, Waste and the Environment” talk delivered by Trienekens and were also brief on the “Seeds of Hope” exhibition by Soka Gakkai International which stresses one’s interconnectedness with the rest of the community of life and the need to broaden one’s sphere of compassion and concern.
The exhibition is made available to the public at the hotel lobby until April 2nd.